D5257, 5257, 25107
D5257, 5257, 25107


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A relatively clean 25107 at Sheffield Midland station awaits departure. This locomotive was always allocated to LMR depots apart from a four month stint late in 1965 when it was allocated to March.

The seventeen year one month career of D5257/25107 included allocations primarily to London Midland Region depots with two brief periods at Eastern Region depots.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Boiler room grilles sheeted over.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 48 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 4 months.

Allocations

D5257 was new to Toton on March 17th 1964. Further transfers were:

January 1965 to Nottingham Division (D16).
September 1965 to March (31B) on loan.
January 1966 to Nottingham Division (D16).
April 1967 to London Midland (Midland) Lines.
August 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
March 1968 to Longsight (9A).
May 1968 to Springs Branch (8F).
June 1968 to Liverpool Division (D08).
May 1973 to Springs Branch.
October 1974 to Tinsley.
January 1975 to Bescot.
August 1976 to Toton.
April 1981 to store.
Withdrawn April 30th 1981.

Renumbered March 4th 1974.

25107 was the 98th Class 25 withdrawn, the only Class 25 retired during April 1981.

25107 was moved to Swindon Works on August 3rd 1981 and scrapped there by the second week of September 1981.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Crewe Works July 1966.
Noted Crewe Works September & October 1968.
Noted Derby Works September 1972.
Noted Derby Works April & May 1974 (Classified ? & full repaint).
Noted Derby Works April & May 1977 Classified ? & full repaint).

Highlights

1964
On March 31st ex-works D5253 & D5257 worked the 10.10 Brent to Toton coal empties, a typical duty for the newly arriving Class 25s.

1967
The first recorded passenger working for D5257/25107 took place on July 15th (?) 1967 working the 08.00 Leicester - Clacton.

1969
On June 13th 1969 the 17.30 Manchester Victoria - York was worked by 5257.

1972


Photograph courtesy Tom Sutch
Here is 5257 at Wigan Wallgate sometime during 1972. The T94 job was the Wigan ballast engine and could go anywhere the Permanent Way inspector wanted it. And judging from this view the Class 25 is definately on what appears to be a little used piece of track.

1975
On September 27th 1975 the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25107 & 25273.

1976
The 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25107 & 25154 on July 10th 1976 and by 25107 & 25123 on August 21st 1976. The latter pair of locomotives worked roundtrip relief Derby - Skegness services on August 23rd & 26th 1976.

1977
On May 23rd 25107 & 25123 were noted at the bufferstops at St Pancras station, 25107 was in ver ex-works condition.

On June 25th 1977 25107 & 25213 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby (not Walsall) diagram. The next day (26th) the same pair worked a roundtrip Nottingham - Skegness charter. The latter half of August produced a steady stream of passenger workings. On August 20th 1977 the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth as far as Lincoln Central and from there the 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly were hauled by 25107 & 25124. The next day (21st) the same locomotives worked a roundtrip Derby - Skegness, whilst on 22nd they worked a roundtrip Leicester - Skegness. From August 27th - 31st 25107 was paired with 25127 on 27th they worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby diagram. The next four days (28th - 31st), saw four roundtrips to Skegness, one from Derby (a relief) on 29th, the remainder from Leicester.

1978
25107 was noted northbound at Crewe with a mixed parcels vans working on March 4th. 25107 was noted westbound at Nottingham with a short engineers trip working on March 9th.

A Nelson - Cheltenham Spa day excursion on May 20th was worked from Wolverhampton to Cheltenham Spa by 25107 & 25270, did they work the return? On June 7th 1978 25107 & 25130 were noted at Skegness on an excursion from ? Three days later on June 10th 25107 worked the summer dated Nottingham - Llandudno Town roundtrip. About a month later on July 15th 1978 25107 & 25239 worked the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, they did not work the return leg. On August 26th 1978 the 12.22 Crewe - Cardiff was worked by 25101 & 25107.

On September 13th 25107 worked the 4B10 15.52 Bristol - Plymouth vans. The next day (14th) 25107 worked the 19.30 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton.

1979
On a wintry January 3rd 25107 was noted at Warrington Bank Quay with an engineers train.

On May 5th 1979 a Cardiff - Bridgnorth special was worked between Kidderminster & Bewdley by 25107. The 12.25 Crewe - Cardiff on June 15th 1979 was worked by 25107. On June 30th 1979 the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25107 & 25140. The next day (July 1st) the same pair worked the 08.25 Leicester - Skegness to Nottingham, being replaced by 20037 & 20041. On July 7th 1979 sisters 25106 & 25107 worked the 07.50 Cardiff - Crewe. Three days later (10th) 25107 worked the 06.32 Peterborough - Kings Cross. 25107 & 25124 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram on August 11th 1979.

25107 was stabled at Cockshute on December 16th.

1980
On June 11th 1980 the 16.38 Birmingham New Street - Norwich was worked throughout by 25107. Three days later (14th) 25107 & 25095 worked the 08.02 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and returning from there with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby. On July 26th 1980 25107 worked the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town. The final recorded passenger working for 25107 took place on August 7th 1980 working the 13.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town with 25191.

1981
25107 was withdrawn on April 30th 1981.

At least one cabside number & TOPS panel escaped scrapping.


No.1 cabfront: center lampbracket only, other headboard fittings not present: March 1978.

Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

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Last updated March 31st 2017

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